High Poverty Rates Create Challenges For Carson City Schools

Oct 18, 2017

Nearly half of the public school students in Nevada's Capital City live below the poverty line, and for educators, that can present a real challenge. 

Credit Alexa Ard

"If you think about two kids walking into any school in our school district together, one of those kids may not have had breakfast that morning -- may not have enough food going home into the weekend -- or are challenged in some other economic way. So you take that and you combine it maybe with a student who is not an English language native speaker, they're at disadvantage." 

That's according to Richard Stokes, the Superintendent of the Carson City School District. Our education reporter Paul Boger spoke with Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes to learn more about the district and how officials in the capital city are working to improve educational outcomes for students.